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The Online Plant Nursery is now Closed for the Season

I Will be Holding a Second Sale in The Fall
The fall plants will be the seedlings that I’ve planted out in the large gardens I care for outside of Perth (not open to the public!) taking up some of the space that would otherwise be filled with vegetables. I’ll care for them over the summer and post an availability list and photos and then do a big dig when the weather cools. These will be field dug plants, tucked into temporary/re-used containers and they will need to be planted right away. This is old fashioned nursery practices, when planting was a seasonal undertaking and we worked to the weather. 
The fall plant pricing is something that I’ll work out over the summer based on time and any material inputs. 

In the meantime, I have made all of the plant listings from this spring's sale visible so that those who ordered plants can view their descriptions. Some of these same species will be included in the fall sale, depending on how well they do over the summer.

I expect to update this page with the fall availability in mid to late September.

For those who picked up seedlings this spring, their planting instructions can be found here.
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Anise Hyssop

Agastache foeniculum Anise Hyssop

These are a pollinator magnet!

Bees, butterflies and skippers all enjoy their nectar each July, when they bloom in the Ottawa area.

Their common name is from the intense anise scent and flavour of their foliage, which those who fall into the pro-licorice camp (we have a split household on the topic) would likely enjoy as a warm or cool herbal tea.

One of the members of the mint family, these are in the clumping and seeding, rather than spreading camp, so they integrate fairly easily into garden cultivation while also being perfectly content in a meadow setting.

Happiest in full sun, they can manage with partial shade, although they will be a bit lankier, with fewer blossoms (the plant pictured is currently growing in part shade).

Height tends to be between 3’ and 4’ with a roughly 2’ spread.

They do well in average to dry conditions and will self seed freely if grown in a garden with a lot of bare soil but much less so where the ground is well covered with other plants and/or mulch.

Grown from seed gathered from plants purchased a few years ago at Grow Wild nursery, near Peterborough.

There is a helpful guide on differentiating Agastache foeniculum from Agastache rugosa and mislabeled hybrids, such as Blue Fortune posted here: https://bigriverbigwoods.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/ThreeProblemSpecies_v3.pdf